On Tuesday, 25th July, three workshops were conducted each lasting 1.5 hours each. Two classes were 1st year （73 students） and one class was 2nd year （24 students）. The theme of the workshop was ‘Summer Writing’. First, an introduction to the Kyorin Writing Center （KWC） was presented. Then, a lead-in through a ‘chalkboard vocabulary race’ was utilized to build scaffolding and interest in the topic. Next, summer discussion questions （using Natural English: openers, reactions, details, follow-up questions, and closers） were employed to facilitate deeper understanding. Finally, the students wrote about their summer. The 2nd year students were introduced to ‘The Hamburger Paragraph’ and examples were shown and demonstrated. The structure of topic, supporting and concluding sentence was successfully used. The students rounded off the lesson by reading their compositions to each other. The workshops were thoroughly enjoyable with an appropriate topic （summer） and a positive class atmosphere.
Director of Kyorin Writing Center